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#94530 - 06/08/00 11:02 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Hey! Great work flotsam

I noticed the top 10 are mostly older games. Sad huh?

~Dee

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#94531 - 06/08/00 06:01 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Okay, here goes:

1. Myst/Riven
2. Zork Grand Inquisitor
3. Morpheus
4. The Curse of Monkey Island
5. The Last Express
6. Timelapse
7. The Legend of Lotus Spring
8. Amerzone
9. Ring
10. Reah


I'm currently playing Atlantis II, and unless the game suddenly loses all its remarkable heart and depth, it will end up high on my list.

Re: mostly older games making the lists: to some extent this is natural, because we've had more time to play older games. And I think there can be a nostalgic haze surrounding a person's first few immersive interactive experiences. (For instance, I find that the music from Myst affects me in the same way Golden Oldie songs from my teenage years do -- I don't just remember the song, but I remember what I was looking at and what I was feeling at the time.)

It's also easier to recognize a classic when you've had time to think about the game/book/painting, and put it in perspective, perhaps even to play/read/look at it more than once. This may explain in part why we seem to be favoring older games, but I don't think it explains the whole.

[This message has been edited by Becky (edited 06-11-2000).]

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#94532 - 06/09/00 08:22 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3525
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi,
Thanks for the encouragement MacDee.
Sad though I am not so sure about. Becky is right in that more of us will have played them, and I assume we will have played them because we have heard good things about them. The circle continues.
I suspect that newer games (like TLJ perhaps) will get more recommendations as time goes by. I haven't played it yet so it can't make my list. That is why I think doing this periodically (every 6 months say) will be both informative and useful. If you do it 4 or 5 times and the older games still come up, then maybe it is sad - or maybe it just says something about what people want to play.
idarcy had a good suggestion re Mac ported games and can the Mac-ers amongst you indicate at the end of the day what games are playable by the Microsoft challenged .

flotsam


[This message has been edited by flotsam (edited 06-09-2000).]
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#94533 - 06/09/00 09:15 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
foofoobunny Offline
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Registered: 12/06/00
Posts: 967
Loc: New Hampshire
Here's my list, since you asked so nicely...

1. TLJ
2. Feeble Files
3. GK2
4. Broken Sword 1
5. Grim Fandango
6. GK3
7. Simon the Sorcerer
8. Broken Sword 2
9. King's Quest VII (my first graphic adventure, can't help it!)
10. Curse of Monkey Island


[This message has been edited by foofoobunny (edited 06-09-2000).]

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#94534 - 06/09/00 09:38 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Alkmouse Offline
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Registered: 06/08/00
Posts: 239
Loc: Huntingdon Valley, PA
Ok...the newbie's turn....

Actually...picking just 10 may be difficult:> )

1. Myst (of course:> )
2. Riven
3. JP2 - Buried in Time
4. JP3- Legacy of Time
5. Rama
6. Obsidian
7. Jewels of the Oracle
8. 7th Guest
9. TLJ
10. Lighthouse

The list could go on and on :> )

Andee
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#94535 - 06/09/00 09:50 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Lizabeth Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
Posts: 280
Loc: St. Paul, MN USA
In no order:

Amber
Timelapse
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Myst
Riven
Gabriel Knight/Beast Within
Monkey Island 1 + 2
Shivers

We are playing Obsidian now (hey Janie!) and that will probably make the the list. I know that would only put me up to nine, but the eternal optimist that I am, I want to save a spot for the next really great game that comes along.

Lizabeth

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#94536 - 06/09/00 07:17 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
les Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 209
Loc: everywhere (really! I'm travel...
My favorites are not necessarily the games I would reccomend to someone else.

I try to tailor my reccomendations the taste of the person who asks.

The games I would most often tell someone about are:

Riven
Broken Sword / Circle of Blood: Shadow of the Templars

Amerzone
Timelapse
Journeyman Project 2
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Full Throttle

for kids:

King's Quest 7: The Princeless Bride
Nile: An Ancient Egyptian Quest

Wow! I used up my ten slots faster than I thought I would.

Les
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#94537 - 06/10/00 09:56 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Deb Offline
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Registered: 06/03/00
Posts: 26
No particular order

1.Atlantis II
2.Amber
3.King,s Quest 5,6,and 7
4.Sanitarium
5.Lighthouse
6.Amerzone
7.Curse of Monkey Island
8.GK2:Beast Within
9.Blackstone Chronicles
10.Broken Sword 2

And the list goes on...

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#94538 - 06/10/00 07:19 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
bluebonnet Offline
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Registered: 04/13/00
Posts: 2540
Loc: Texas
No particular order
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Blackstone Chronicles
GK1
GK2
GK3
Lightbringer
Morpheus
Amber

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#94539 - 06/10/00 08:01 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Jenny Offline
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Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 31223
Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
It's interesting to me how many of us put Amber on our lists. Of course I wasn't gaming when it first came out, but did it really make that much of a hit, or is it just one of those games that people came to slowly appreciate? I just finished it recently, and found it very enjoyable, yet I had never heard of it until someone offered it to me in a trade.

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#94540 - 06/10/00 08:19 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
HI, Jenny!

I don't know the stats on how Amber sold when it was first released in 1996. But, I think is popularity has steadily grown since. It probably could be considered a "cult classic" by this time... There are still lots of reviews of Amber on the Web. One such is at http://pc.hotgames.com//games/amberj/review.htm Although, it sounds like the author of this particular review was an action gamer and entirely unfamiliar with adventure games....or already had a firm mindset...LOL

Love, Witchen =O)


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#94541 - 06/10/00 08:47 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Rayy Offline
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Registered: 03/19/00
Posts: 593
Loc: Texas
Hi all,
I've only played 6 games one of which (Crystal Key) I wouldn't recommend unless you're desperate. From the quick look I took, it doesn't rate high with many. Here is my list of 5.

Zork Nemesis
Riven
Myst
Amerzone
JP3

Looks like I gotta try Obsidian and Timelapse.

Rayy
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#94542 - 06/11/00 12:41 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
BeZoie Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 199
Loc: Portland, OR USA
You know, it is hard to get just 10 games, guess I play too much. I can easily put a list of 20.

Here is my list:

Loom (Anyone remember this one?)
Day of the Tentacle
Myst
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Neverhood
Circle of Blood
Journeyman Project 2
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Full Throttle
Toonstruck

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#94543 - 06/11/00 03:14 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3525
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi,
Just an update on where we are at.
The top 10 in order (some ties and allowing for errors) are:

Myst
Riven
Amber
Grim Fandango
Timelapse
Legacy of Time
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Obsidian

Games mentioned by at least 5 different people are:

The Longest Journey
Lighthouse
Shivers
Morpheus
Gabriel Knight 3
Atlantis 2
Black Dahlia
Sanitarium
Monkey Island 2
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Circle of Blood
Amerzone
Buried in Time
Curse of Monkey Island

Almost 90 games have been mentioned in all.

flotsam



[This message has been edited by flotsam (edited 06-13-2000).]
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#94544 - 06/11/00 09:42 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Marcie Offline
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Registered: 06/14/99
Posts: 4292
Loc: Elgin, Illinois
Better late than never.... right? Count my fav's in (no particuliar order - oh, yes, they are......... in alphabetical order hahaha)
Black Dahlia
Beyond Time
GKI< II< III (does that count as 3?)
Lighthouse
Morpheus
Phantasmagoria's
Temunjin
Zork's (et al)

Th-th-that's all folks
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